The history of the telephone dates back to 1667, when English polymath Robert Hooke created the first acoustic string telephone. Yet, it would take 209 years until Alexander Graham Bell successfully carried out the first bi-directional transmission of clear speech on March 10, 1876. “Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you,” where the first words ever spoken over a telephone line.
OK, so it’s going to be a few years until this has an impact on your Care Home WiFi, but there’s a huge amount of activity going on in space, including the use of ‘smart satellites’ that looks like it will result in better internet access globally. You may not be aware that the two technology leaders Google and Facebook are already working on ways to beam internet access from the sky to remote areas, Google with high-flying balloons and Facebook with a combination of drones and larger, more complex satellites.
We read with interest this article by Daniel Thomas at the FT. He looks at the growing pressures of internet use and cloud based networks and how the next disruption will be upgrading the network infrastructure so it’s fit for purpose.
The latest revision of Wi-Fi, 802.11AC Wave 2, brings gigabit speed to the wireless network and puts it on par or even ahead of the wired network. Historically, workers had to choose between a fast-wired connection and the freedom of wireless. However, users no longer have to compromise, as now they can have speed and mobility. In addition to speed, Wave 2 brings MU-MIMO to Wi-Fi. This feature dedicates bandwidth on a per-user basis bringing wired switch-like performance to Wi-Fi.
According to the accountancy firm Deloitte, superfast internet, virtual reality and a more varied use of mobile phones are amongst their predictions for how technology will improve in 2016. Deloitte is predicting more people will be using superfast internet, which is more than 15 times faster than the current speeds used.
The majority of nurse call systems installed in care homes today have advanced little from the days when a bell was placed next to a bed for a resident to ring. To upgrade to a modern solution can seem like a daunting, expensive and complicated project.
We have all read how too many Christmas lights can slow down your Wi-Fi, but what else could be affecting office based Wi-Fi routers and how can you maximise their speed. We have put together this quick guide on what you can do in your office to make sure you’re getting the most out of your business Wi-fi network.